April 27, 2005

Local Priest Faces Second Sex Charge


POSTED: 9:33 pm CDT April 26, 2005
UPDATED: 9:41 pm CDT April 26, 2005

SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio priest on probation for indecent exposure is back in jail, charged with four counts of possession of child pornography.

The Rev. Jerzy Sieczynski appeared before a magistrate Tuesday afternoon and bond was set at $15,000. He's being held at the Bexar County Jail.

"It is an abuse of children in many aspects; from those that produce it and take photographs and whatnot to those who use it for sexual gratification," said Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed.

The indictment comes two years after Sieczynski was placed on probation for exposing himself to an undercover police officer at a local park.

Sieczynski pleaded no contest to the charge and was removed from St. Matthews Catholic Church, where he was an associate pastor. He was also prohibited from public ministry in the San Antonio Archdiocese.

Posted by kshaw at April 27, 2005 07:20 AM